Umno paramountcy a report on single-party dominance in Malaysia

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-127
Journal / PublicationParty Politics
Volume2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The governing party in Malaysia, the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), has operated a single-party-dominant regime since the country's independence in 1957. This type of regime lies between closed authoritarian systems on one side, and fully competitive, multi-party systems on the other. Using some insights offered by T. J. Pempel, this report documents the ways in which the UMNO has set national agendas, bargained with coalition partners, recreated followings and mobilized voters in order to perpetuate its dominance, even while respecting at least semi-democratic procedures. The report considers challenges to this political dominance, as well as the ways in which the UMNO has met them over time. © 1996 SAGE Publications.

Research Area(s)

  • Semi-democracy, Single-party dominance, UMNO

Citation Format(s)

Umno paramountcy a report on single-party dominance in Malaysia. / Case, William.
In: Party Politics, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1996, p. 115-127.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review